Ordinary People Extraordinary Lives

Ordinary People  Extraordinary Lives

Brings to life the breathtaking and often heartbreaking stories of the workers who built New York City in the Twentieth Century Ordinary People, Extraordinary Lives tells the stories of the men and women who built the City—of towering ...

Author: Debra E. Bernhardt

Publisher: NYU Press

ISBN: 9781479802654

Category: History

Page: 240

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Brings to life the breathtaking and often heartbreaking stories of the workers who built New York City in the Twentieth Century Ordinary People, Extraordinary Lives tells the stories of the men and women who built the City—of towering structures and the beam walkers who assembled them; of immigrant youths in factories and women in sweatshops; of longshoremen and typewriter girls; of dock workers and captains of industry. It provides a glimpse of the traditions they carried with them to this country and how they helped create new ones, in the form of labor organizations that provided recent immigrants, often overwhelmed by the intensity of New York life, with a sense of solidarity and security. Astounding in their own right, the book's photographic images, most drawn from seldom-seen labor movement photographers, are complemented by poignant oral histories which tell the stories behind the images. Among the extraordinary lives chronicled are those of Philip Keating, who, seven years after a fellow worker photographed him painting the Queensboro Bridge in 1949, plunged to his death from another worksite; William Atkinson, who broke the color bar at Macy’s and tells of fighting racism at home after fighting fascism abroad during World War II; and Cynthia Long, who fought gender barriers to become, in the late 1970s, an electrician with International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local 3. With narratives at the beginning of each section providing historical context, this book brings the past clearly, emotionally, and fascinatingly alive.
Categories: History

Ordinary People Extraordinary Lives

Ordinary People  Extraordinary Lives

These stories capture the diversity, intensity and heroism of nursing. Collectively, they form a fascinating mosaic describing the fullness of the nursing profession.

Author: Carolyn Hope Smeltzer

Publisher: Sigma Theta Tau International

ISBN: UOM:39015059165780

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 226

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Stories about nurses are scarce, but stories about nurses who have accomplished extraordinary feats are almost non-existent. This beautifully produced, full-color book breaks that trend with stories about nurses who, in their daily lives, have made outstanding contributions in extraordinary ways in their communities. From around the globe, authors have contributed over 100 stories and images of nurses guaranteed to make you laugh, cry and applaud as you learn of their accomplishments. Through narrative and photography, each story shows how the individual nurse applies her or his talents to improve the quality of life of others. These stories capture the diversity, intensity and heroism of nursing. Collectively, they form a fascinating mosaic describing the fullness of the nursing profession.
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

Three Thousand Stitches

Three Thousand Stitches

Unmasking both the beauty and ugliness of human nature, each of the real-life stories in this collection is reflective of a life lived with grace.

Author: Sudha Murty

Publisher: Penguin Random House India Private Limited

ISBN: 9789386651600

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 256

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So often, it's the simplest acts of courage that touch the lives of others. Sudha Murty-through the exceptional work of the Infosys Foundation as well as through her own youth, family life and travels-encounters many such stories . . . and she tells them here in her characteristically clear-eyed, warm-hearted way. She talks candidly about the meaningful impact of her work in the devadasi community, her trials and tribulations as the only female student in her engineering college and the unexpected and inspiring consequences of her father's kindness. From the quiet joy of discovering the reach of Indian cinema and the origins of Indian vegetables to the shallowness of judging others based on appearances, these are everyday struggles and victories, large and small. Unmasking both the beauty and ugliness of human nature, each of the real-life stories in this collection is reflective of a life lived with grace.
Categories: Literary Collections

At the Heart of it

At the Heart of it

Profiles the struggles, dreams, successes, and failures of ordinary Americans Harrington has adeptly combined sociology and journalism into beautiful prose.

Author: Walt Harrington

Publisher: University of Missouri Press

ISBN: 0826210783

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 243

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Profiles the struggles, dreams, successes, and failures of ordinary Americans
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

Ordinary People Extraordinary Lives

Ordinary People  Extraordinary Lives

His sense of humour and passion is evident in Ordinary People, Extraordinary Lives. Michael does not let his disabilities stand in the way of his success. This is one of the reasons that Michael is such a powerful mentor for you.

Author: Michael Winegarden

Publisher:

ISBN: 1504344820

Category: Self-Help

Page: 142

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Michael has a great ability to take complex information and make it simple for people to understand. Ordinary People, Extraordinary Lives is a good read that you will not want to put down. You will want to keep it close to you forever. Michael shares some of his life experiences that will entertain and amaze you. His sense of humour and passion is evident in Ordinary People, Extraordinary Lives. Michael does not let his disabilities stand in the way of his success. This is one of the reasons that Michael is such a powerful mentor for you. In these pages you have all the information you need to make a difference in your life. It has been tried and tested. Ordinary People, Extraordinary Lives will teach you how to live with passion, achieve your dreams, and most importantly, live your life in a state of happiness and joy. You can do this. It is not mysterious or complicated. You can make a difference in your life and be a wonderful example for others. Michael will teach you how to dream, believe, and achieve whatever you want.
Categories: Self-Help

Ordinary People Extraordinary Lives

Ordinary People  Extraordinary Lives

How to Dream, Believe and Achieve Whatever You Want. Michael Winegarden. ORDINARY PEOPLE, *****/ LIVES DREAM, BELIEVE and ACHIEVE WHATEVER YOU WANT. ORDINARY PEOPLE, EXTRAORDINARY LIVES How to Dream, Believe and Achieve. Front Cover.

Author: Michael Winegarden

Publisher: Balboa Press

ISBN: 9781504344814

Category: Self-Help

Page: 142

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Michael has a great ability to take complex information and make it simple for people to understand. Ordinary People, Extraordinary Lives is a good read that you will not want to put down. You will want to keep it close to you forever. Michael shares some of his life experiences that will entertain and amaze you. His sense of humour and passion is evident in Ordinary People, Extraordinary Lives. Michael does not let his disabilities stand in the way of his success. This is one of the reasons that Michael is such a powerful mentor for you. In these pages you have all the information you need to make a difference in your life. It has been tried and tested. Ordinary People, Extraordinary Lives will teach you how to live with passion, achieve your dreams, and most importantly, live your life in a state of happiness and joy. You can do this. It is not mysterious or complicated. You can make a difference in your life and be a wonderful example for others. Michael will teach you how to dream, believe, and achieve whatever you want.
Categories: Self-Help

Ordinary People Extraordinary Lives

Ordinary People  Extraordinary Lives

If it is , his second responsibility is to convince the doctors and the people who pay the bills that these drugs are worth using . ... a speak to an expert and not feel isolated with a 52 Ordinary People , Extraordinary Lives.

Author: Goody Niosi

Publisher: Heritage House Publishing Co

ISBN: 1894384520

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 286

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The Order of British Columbia was established in 1989 to recognize and honour ordinary citizens who have made a difference in the lives of others. Goody Niosi offers the stories of 17 of these recipients, from well-known people like Rick Hansen and Robert Bateman to lesser-known heroes, including Dr. Michael O'Shaughnessy, who has dedicated his life to AIDS research; Joan Acosta, who created the revolutionary newspaper The Westcoast Reader and helped adults acquire literacy and language skills; and Ric Careless, who has worked hard to ensure that precious wilderness areas are protected for future generations. Also showcased are Geraldine Braak, Dr. Leonel Perra, Dr. A. Hayward Rogers, Dr. Roger Tonkin, Grace Nielson, Hilda Gregory, Mel Cooper, Richard Hunt, Ross Purse, Takao Tanabe, Tim Frick and Merve Wilkinson. The foreword is written by former Supreme Court Justice Allan McEachern.
Categories: Biography & Autobiography